Miss. Read greets retirement from the village school with considerable excitement, and is determined to prove wrong those friends who doubt that she will be able to cope alone. She settles down to what she hopes will be an endless stream of lazy days but is, of course, completely thwarted. She is called upon to advise on Henry Mawne's matrimonial problems, the vicar wants her to write a history of the village, and she has to ward off John Jenkins' persistent offers of marriage. The Fairacre characters, so well loved from the previous books, weave a colorful background, none more so than Mrs. Pringle who still clucks over the state of Miss. Read's housekeeping.
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Miss Read writes two series of books about English village life: the Thrush Green and the Fairacre series. She has published over forty books including a double autobiographical volume, EARLY DAYS, and a collection of short stories about life as a village schoolteacher, TALES FROM A VILLAGE SCHOOL. She lives near Hungerford in Berkshire.From AudioFile:
Miss Read's books are like comfort food for the soul. The stories are wholesome, familiar and untroubling. In this story Miss Read leaves her job as schoolmistress of Fairacre School and settles down to retired life. She receives advice, volunteer work, writing assignments and the opportunity to be a marriage counselor. Sian Phillips, the distinguished actress, reads the story in a thoroughly professional, cultured manner. Hers is a solid, determined Miss Read and not a frail old lady who simply rests and roams about her gardens. For those seeking to return in spirit to a simpler place, this story about retirement in a Cotswold village is just the thing. D.L.G. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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